Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RE:Movie Review: "Ted" - Philosia

I haven't seen Ted, but I could tell right off that it was going to be stupid. There are some movies that after you watch it you come away inspired. Have you ever seen the Shawshank Redemption? It was probably one of the greatest movies I've ever seen.

The message I think behind the movie is you can never give up on your dreams, and in a way I think that in a way it is synonymous with the story of America, back in 1776 the world was ruled by the whim of Kings and Queens. Great Britain was the most powerful country on the planet and we chose to defy the king and say "we are free, you have no power over us anymore." And there was a point during the American revolution where it looked like we might lose the war, but we didn't and because of that we are one of the most powerful country's in the world. I think that movie speaks to the American spirit, that's what America is about and I think that was a great message. 

 Another movie that follows that theme is the lord of the ring, I liked this also because of the detail that the director put in to creating a world that seemed so real. You almost got the sense that this was a world that actually existed ten's of thousands of years ago.

Most movies I think that are being put out are garbage right now. I actually prefer watching documentaries, the latest one I have watched is about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire

I never heard about it before I saw this documentary, and I found out from watching this show that because of what happened here it led to the formations of unions to stand up for workers rights which led to the creation of the New Deal by Franklin D. Roosevelt which led to social security which made many peoples lives better then before the fire happened.

2 comments:

  1. I love shawshank redemption, I own the movie as well, it has great meaning behind it, I love all movies that have great meaning.

    Thank you for educating me on some American History! That's very interesting.

    I was never into the "Lord of the Rings." But after hearing you speak about it, it makes me want to give it a chance.

    I like documentaries as well. Thank you for sharing the post! I have learned a lot from reading your post, and it is a valuable addition to have you part of this blog. Feel free to visit & post when you have the time.



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  2. I agreed with everything you said, I think movies like Ted are put out only to make money and actors like Mark Walburg only do movies like that because it's a paycheck and he doesn't care if it's a bad movie.

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